The mainstreaming of Americana music moves into hyper-speed with the upcoming sophomore release of Mumford & Sons’ “Babel.”
There are few mainstream milestones then playing SNL. Beside showing up in some sketches to parody themselves as teh “Poor man’s Beatles,” including Lead singer Marcus Mumford complete with a mop-top wig and turtleneck. At the end of the sketch host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and cast members helped Mumford & Sons led the crowd and cast in a singalong of The Beatles’ “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away.”
In addition to the comedy, Mumford & Sons also performed “I Will Wait” and “Below My Feet,” (below) Babel is out on Sept. 24.
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